On June 8, 2015, Governor Haley signed S11 into law. This legislation requires public bodies to have an agenda for all regularly scheduled meetings and outlines the process by which an agenda can be amended after it has been posted.
The Municipal Association and the SC Press Association have produced a simple flowchart to outline the process that must now be used to amend an agenda after it has been posted.
The Association has also developed “best practices” language for councils to use when voting to add an agenda item based on the procedures in S11.
In accordance with SC Code of Laws Section 30-4-80 (A), the [NAME OF PUBLIC BODY] finds an emergency or exigent circumstance does or will exist if the [ACTION OR NAME OF ITEM] is not added to the current meeting agenda for the body’s consideration and desired action before the conclusion of this meeting.